Nov. 28th, 1949
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Paul Shaffer's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1999 - Man on the Moon
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1997 - Hercules
1990 - Look Who's Talking Too
1988 - Scrooged
1984 - This Is Spinal Tap
Guest TV Roles
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- Guest hosted the Late Show formally (when 'David Letterman' (qv) was out because of shingles) on March 24, 2003 with guests 'Bob Dole (I)' (qv), 'Connie Nielsen (I)' (qv), 'Cat Power' (qv), and 'Mike Smith (XVIII)' (qv) from the 'Dave Clark (I)' (qv) Five subbing for him as bandleader.
- (September 21, 2002) A street in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, is being renamed after him as Paul Shaffer Drive.
- He hosted CBS's 1994 New Year's Eve special from New York's Times Square.
- He was musical director of the closing concert at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
- In 2001, he hosted a "Cover Wars" on VH1.
- (21 January 1999) Son, William Wood Lee Shaffer born.
- He has served as musical director and producer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria since its inception in 1986.
- He won a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," with 'Earl Scruggs' (qv), Glen Duncan, 'Randy Scruggs' (qv), 'Steve Martin (I)' (qv), 'Vince Gill (I)' (qv), 'Marty Stuart' (qv), Gary Scruggs, 'Albert Lee (II)' (qv), 'Jerry Douglas (III)' (qv) and 'Leon Russell' (qv) in 2002.
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